While the focus shifts back towards your relationships this month, it is not to the degree that it was in the past and it is not enough to sway the huge amount of momentum matters of the heart have gained. In fact, what you have with Mercury's return to your relationship sector on the 2nd September and the Sun's on the 23rd September, is the start of your annual relationship update and review, more mundane and a lot more tame in nature compared to the very challenging first half of the year. A lot of water has passed under the bridge since Mars left your relationship sector in late July, wrapping up one of the most challenging months in decades, while leaving you with clear sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. Since then lucky Jupiter's position in your romantic sector has gone from strength to strength and with Venus, planet of love still here until the 26th September, this is far too strong to be influenced or put off course by an annual relationship review, especially as it's more a case of revising what you already know. What is important, is that it begins with a chance to work with the planet of communication for 3 weeks before the Sun returns, ensuring the communication lines are open. With Mercury not leaving until the 28th September and returning for a double dip visit next month, communication will remain important all month. Meanwhile, a New Moon in your relationship sector on the 24th September will be a chance for a fresh start.
While the focus has been on your relationships all year, as was the case of the whole of last year and ever since late 2012 and even more so since Mars' return to your relationship sector in July, matters of the heart and the spirit of romance is mounting a comeback. The fact that romantic forces don't have the clout that relationship forces have, with a period of planetary activity stretching for just 6 weeks, rather than the nearly 2 years your relationships have had your full attention, makes this even more important and urgent. While the Sun will always spend the first 3 weeks of September in your romantic sector, the most romantically charged weeks of the year will begin when Venus returns on the 6th September and will run until she leaves on the 30th September. With Mars leaving your relationship sector on the 14th September this is going to see some of the focus shift from your relationships and a lot of urgency, knowing that it then becomes more about keeping your relationships on track. This is when Venus is going to make her move, doing what she can to not so much shift the focus from your relationships completely, but ensure that the spirit of romance gets more than its fair share of the love gods' attention. That's because Venus knows that once she leaves on the 30th September the focus will shift back to your relationships, which will enjoy ongoing support until the end of the year.
While September is always a month where the focus shifts to romantic matters, the fact that a 9 month period of focus only ran its course early last month, will see you easily shift back into the spirit of romance. This is partly because of a sense of familiarity, with the Sun always returning to your romantic sector on the 23rd September, but mainly because it won't take much to tap back into the romantic passions Mars left you and because you've already set your romantic priorities. Mercury's return on the 2nd September will get the ball rolling again, giving you 3 weeks to work with the planet of communication to give your heart a voice and to put heart and mind on the same page, before your annual update begins. What is surprising is to have the focus shift to your relationships, something that doesn't usually happen until the Sun returns in November. That will still be the case, but Mars' return to your relationship sector on the 14th September is not only set to kick this off early, but is the beginning of what will eventually become your biggest relationship update in 3 decades. While that won't happen until Saturn returns on Christmas Eve, Mars' return this month will see the warrior planet of the cosmos shake things up, getting you to pay a lot more attention to your relationships. As you start to wake up to what you want from your relationships and what they need from you, your inner warrior will start waking up.
Things are looking good on both the romantic and relationship fronts this month, but for different reasons and with some very different dynamics in play on each front. On the romantic front and with matters of the heart there is a sense of urgency, especially when it comes to embracing Mars' romantic passions and fighting spirit before he leaves your romantic sector on the 14th September. It's not that things will go off the boil when he leaves, but not due to return for another 2 years and with Saturn taking over from where things leave off, some of the magic, chemistry and push to move out of a romantic rut will leave with him. At the same time that this creates a sense of romantic urgency, on the relationship front there is a call for patience as things slow down. With Pluto in your relationship sector from 2008 to 2024, the influences he's under are the influences your relationships are under, with the two intertwined. Things started to get better for Pluto and your relationships when Venus' departure from your sign last month finally brought 16 months of personal and/or relationship tensions to an end. However, it's the support from the Sun and Mercury in your communication sector that has already turned things around, with Venus' return on the 6th September a game changer. With Pluto due to turn direct on the 23rd September, the same day the Sun leaves your communication sector, Venus has returned while the doors are still open to second chances and will stay on until after the focus shifts to the future, all the while working to ensure the communication lines are open.
September is very rarely a significant month for either romantic and relationship matters with Venus, planet of love usually gone from your sign by now, your romantic sector not usually active until November/December and January/February usually the most active months of the year for relationship matters. Yet the only things about this month that resembles anything you've come to expect is that apart from the Moon's visit to your relationship sector from the 6th September to the 8th September, coming full circle from last month's Full Moon, there'll be no relationship focus. It's on the romantic front that the rules are being broken and it happens in a spectacular way. The last time you moved into September with Venus, planet of love in your sign was in 2009 and held back by her retrograde phase earlier in the year, she's staying on to help define your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for the coming year. Thanks to last month's Full Moon in your relationship sector much of your relationship expectations have been defined, but it's on the romantic front that there is a need to keep your heart, mind and options open. For on the 14th September, just 8 days after Venus leaves your sign Mars, planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos, will make his first visit to your romantic sector since 2012. Returning 2 months before your annual romantic update begins, Mars will not only spend the next 6 weeks firing up your romantic passions and fighting spirit, but will open the door to a major romantic comeback.
While you need to expect some personal and/or relationship tension this month, it's important not to read more into this than there really is, not to create challenges where there are none or at the same time stick your head in the sand, instead looking at this objectively. With dreamy Neptune in your relationship sector until 2026 and Chiron, planet of healing until 2019, the reality is that as the Sun returns to your sign each year he, along with Venus and Mercury who travel with him, will move into opposition. At a time of year when both Neptune and Chiron are in retrograde motion and with the past very much alive, this is likely to push old buttons and triggers, yet with this is a chance to resolve and heal the past. These are fleeting oppositions and a lot centres around the days leading up to, during and after the Full Moon in your relationship sector on the 9th September. However, it's Venus, planet of love, who will have the final say and in your sign from the 6th September to the 30th September, she'll be using those wakeup calls to redefine both your relationship and romantic desires and expectations. The last two standoffs will be between Venus and Neptune on the 10th September and Venus and Chiron on the 17th/18th September, giving the planet of love a chance to find a balance, promote healing and a chance to embrace old relationship dreams and ideals, with a chance to update them. While in your sign Venus will be on especially good terms with Pluto in your romantic sector, putting her here when the tide turns on the 23rd September.
While Venus, planet of love will return to your sign this month it won't be until the 30th September, with most of her influence felt next month. In fact, Venus will spend the majority of the month, from the 6th September to the 30th September in a nostalgic part of your chart, taking your heart on a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane. With Uranus in retrograde motion in your relationship sector, on both the romantic and relationship fronts the focus is on the past. This month you may also see some personal and/or relationship tensions return, but in a way that is very different to the past. During the nearly 8 months that Mars spent in your sign, from the 8th December 2012 to the 26th July 2014, he was putting constant pressure on your relationships, at a time when there were also outside pressures and zero support. While Mercury's return to your sign on the 2nd September and the Sun's on the 23rd September will once more put pressure on Uranus and your relationships, the conditions this time around are very different. Not only are these the wakeup calls you get at this time of year, initiated by Mercury, planet of communication and with Mars returning to your communication sector on the 14th September, this is more a chance to ensure you don't forget the lessons of the past, with extraordinary support from communication forces. In fact, this is when the rebuilding begins.
With your professional star on the rise and both career and work forces getting a major boost from Mars' return to your income sector, it's no wonder romantic forces are fighting back, doing what they can to ensure that, at the very least, there is a balance between work and play. However, it's unlikely that they'll settle for that, for with Neptune and Chiron in retrograde motion in your romantic sector they're holding the door open to second chances and a lot of romantic nostalgia. They'll get their best chance to get their message through during the Moon's visit to your romantic sector from the 8th September to the 10th September and especially during the Full Moon this creates on the 9th September. This is a Lovers Moon, one that usually falls at the least active point of any year for romantic matters, designed to give the spirit of romance a powerful voice and a kick start. However, with Neptune making his only visit to your romantic sector in your lifetime things will never go completely off the boil and this, with a series of other oppositions this month, will see the love gods fighting back. While your relationships will find a voice during the Moon's visit to your relationship sector from the 12th September to the 14th September, this is more likely to provide wakeup calls by bringing personal and/or relationship tensions to the surface. What is in play all month is a sense of romantic nostalgia that isn't taking 'no' for an answer.
While there is a lot of focus on your romantic situation and the spirit of romance this month and very little on your relationships, this has now become the normal pattern that the years will take. Normally you wouldn't expect any activity in either at this time of year, with May/June the most active months for relationship matters and March/April for romantic matters. However, with Uranus in your romantic sector since 2011 and not due to leave until 2019, the spirit of romance will never go completely off the boil, especially now that he's enjoying the support of lucky Jupiter in an adventurous part of your chart and from Mars and his passions and fighting spirit, when he returns to your sign on the 14th September. In retrograde motion Uranus is holding the door open to second chances, especially during the Moon's visit from the 10th September to the 12th September. With romantic forces so well supported and the doors remaining open to second chances until December, it's your relationships that need your full attention whenever they get a chance to be heard, which they will during the Moon's visit to your relationship sector from the 14th September to the 17th September. In a case of either good or bad timing the Moon will not only return to your sign just hours after Mars returns to your sign but will move into opposition, immediately grabbing your attention by bringing personal and/or relationship tensions to a head. This will be a fleeting chance for your relationship needs to grab your attention.
While this is not usually an active point of the year for either romantic or relationship matters, this is in fact the first month since March 2013 where you haven't had relationship forces in play. In any given year the most active points of the year for romantic matters will be in April/May and for relationship matters during June/July. What you had between April 2013 and August 2014 was over and above the norm, with Jupiter's yearlong visit beginning before last year's update had ran its course, while not ending before this year's update began. Add to that the challenging aspects this created and you're just now getting a read on the incredible and at times challenging journey this has taken both you and your relationships on. What you have this month is both a chance to let relationship matters settle and to put them and romantic matters on a more equal footing, with only the Moon's monthly visits giving both a voice. The Moon will move through your romantic sector from the 12th September to the 14th September, evoking the spirit of romance while Venus, planet of love is evoking a desire for more romantic adventure. It's from her position in an adventurous part of your chart, from the 6th September to the 30th September, that Venus will also bring a reminder that it's all about the journey. This will also be the case when the Moon moves through your relationship sector from the 17th September to the 19th September, with a chance to address any relationship issues and check that you're on track.
While it's not unusual to have planetary activity in your relationship sector in September, for while the Sun will always leave in late August it's not surprising to find Mercury or Venus stay on and in fact, the last time things were sown up by the 1st September was in 2010. While it's not that unusual to find Venus, planet of love still here as you move into the new month, but what is unusual is that when she leaves on the 6th September this won't take the focus off your relationships, nor will that be the case next month, the month after or any other month until November 2015. What has been going on over recent months is that your annual relationship review and update, that takes place in July/August every year, has been hiding the fact that underneath this, something game changing has been developing. It's Venus' departure on the 6th September that not only leaves you with a clear sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you, but a clear view of lucky Jupiter, the planet that will keep the momentum going for at least another year. Everything until now has been preparation, with the real journey just beginning. It's the fact that Jupiter is receiving a huge amount of support from Uranus, your ruling planet, as he moves through your communication sector and from Mars, when he returns to your friendship sector on the 14th July that allows you to start taking your relationships to a whole new level.
Despite the fact that your professional star is on the rise and things become even more professionally focused this month, what is always a month for focusing on your relationships will refuse to be pushed aside. This may see your relationships and relationship matters seem more pronounced, with relationship issues surfacing when and where you feel that you least have time for them, but more likely to be crying for your attention because there are so many distractions. The Sun will always spend the first 3 weeks of September in your relationship sector, so this is when the solar spotlight will always fall on your relationships, warts and all. The Sun is here to take away all the shadows and to pull up all those carpets you've been sweeping issues under, leaving you with no option but to confront them. Yet this comes with plenty of support and while Mercury, planet of communication will leave your relationship sector on the 2nd September, it won't be before doing his bit to ensure the communication lines are open. The real lifesaver will be Venus, planet of love's return to your relationship sector from the 6th September to the 30th September, smoothing over the feathers the Sun ruffles and in the process giving you a much clearer sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. Bless any wakeup calls that keep your relationships high on your priority list.